Acromegaly : Case Discussion

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ConclusionsThe Acro-TSQ is a brief, yet comprehensive tool to monitor important outcomes associated with injectable acromegaly SSA treatments. Its content reflects both disease and treatment burden as well as patient satisfaction, and its relevant for use in clinical studies.
Source: Pituitary - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
What changes are seen among patients with acromegaly after long-term multimodality therapy? Are these patients able to be biochemically controlled?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &Metabolism
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news
Contributors : Matthew P Salomon ; Chikako Matsuba ; Garni Barkhoudarian ; Daniel F Kelly ; Dave S HoonSeries Type : Methylation profiling by arrayOrganism : Homo sapiensRecurrent single-nucleotide and small indel somatic mutations were infrequent among the three adenoma subtypes. However, somatic copy-number alterations (SCNA) were identified in all three pituitary adenoma subtypes. Methylation analysis revealed adenoma subtype-specific DNA methylation profiles, with GHsecreting adenomas being dominated by hypomethylated sites. Likewise, gene-expression patterns revealed adenoma subtype-specific profiles. Integrating DNA ...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Methylation profiling by array Homo sapiens Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeAlthough it is well known that acromegaly causes enlargement in the extremities, studies investigating the effects of acromegaly on tendons, muscles and soft tissue are limited. The aims of our study were to investigate tendons, the presence of enthesitis, soft tissue, muscle groups in terms of thickness and pennation angle (PA) which is an indicator of microstructure and strength of the muscle, of the lower extremities.MethodsThirty-nine patients with acromegaly and thirty-nine healthy control subjects similar for age, sex and body mass index were enrolled. Lower extremity tendons, skin, muscle groups were ...
Source: Pituitary - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe aim was to examine changes in the bone-derived hormone lipocalin 2 (LCN2) levels in patients with active acromegaly and to investigate the potential roles of LCN2 and osteocalcin in glucose metabolism.MethodsWe recruited 50 consecutive acromegalic patients. Of those, 39 patients with complete postoperative follow-up data were included. Thirty sex-, age-, and BMI-matched healthy individuals were recruited as normal controls. The pre- and postoperative serum LCN2 and osteocalcin levels were compared. The homeostasis model assessment insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) index and secretion [ β-cell function (H...
Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Abstract Here I review vertebral fractures (VFs) as an emerging complication of acromegaly through a pathway of key questions in order to help clinicians manage the disease. Peculiarities of acromegalic osteopathy are that VFs are common but not explained by low bone mineral density (BMD) being related to disease duration and activity, and occurring even after remission. PMID: 32187523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Trends Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results indicated that GPR64 may promote aggressiveness in SG-type GH cell adenomas and that it is a key factor regulating the cAMP pathway to promote aggressiveness of GH cell adenomas.
Source: Endocrine - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Authors: Guo X, Cao J, Liu P, Cao Y, Li X, Gao L, Wang Z, Fang L, Jin Z, Wang Y, Xing B Abstract Cardiac abnormalities are the most common and deadly comorbidities of acromegaly. Assessments using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in acromegaly patients are rare. We aimed to evaluate the frequencies of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), interventricular septum hypertrophy (IVSH), LV systolic dysfunction (LVSD), right ventricular systolic dysfunction (RVSD), and myocardial fibrosis (MCF) and detailed quantitative parameters in acromegaly patients using CMR and analyze their correlations with clinical feature...
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionSomatostatin analogues are used to treat symptoms and slow tumour progression in patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) and carcinoid syndrome and to reduce hormone secretion and pituitary tumour volume in patients with acromegaly. A new syringe for lanreotide autogel/depot (LAN) was developed following feedback from a human factors study to improve ease of injection compared with previous syringes. PRESTO aimed to assess preferences of nurses between the LAN new syringe and the octreotide long-acting release (LAR) syringe.MethodsPRESTO, a multinational, multicentre, prospective, noninterventional,...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
A microneedle-containing pill safely injected an oral version of a biologic drug directly into the intestinal wall in a first-in-human phase 1 trial, Rani Therapeutics recently announced. The drug, octreotide, is a subcutaneous injection used to treat acromegaly and neuroendocrine disorders. The San Jose –based startup is also developing orally administered injections for diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiovascular disease biologics, among others.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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